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Ross Staggs teaching the piping and steam plumbing class at the 2001 Pawnee Steam School

Students at the 2000 steam school at The University of Rollag
gather around a cutaway boiler for an explanation and demonstration
of steam in preparation for hands on experience.

Editor’s note: There can be no doubt that the events in
Medina, Ohio, of July 29, 2001 have engendered a deepening interest
in steam education. With that in mind, we have attempted to compile
a list of known steam schools or classes that are being offered
during 2002. Many of these classes are already full, but in the
interest of showing what is available, and perhaps in the process
encouraging further participation, we are listing all the schools
of which we presently know. If you know of a school that is not
listed here, please contact us here at Iron-Men Album, 1503 SW 42nd
St., Topeka, KS 66609-1265, (785) 274-4379, ore-mail:

Heritage Park of North Iowa 2nd Annual Steam
School & Spring Steam Up Forest City,Iowa May 4-5, 2002

There is no tuition fee. A copy of slides and materials used for
the class is provided to students. Class emphasis on boiler and
engine construction, safety devices, testing, operation,
maintenance, and hands-on experience. Students will steam-up one or
more steam engines. Registration deadline is April 26, 2002.

Class limited to approximately 40 students.At the conclusion of
the class a test modeled on the Minnesota Hobby Engineer’s Test
is administered to students.

For more information, contact:
Jerred Ruble
Director of Shows
Heritage Park of North Iowa Project
Box 27, Forest City, IA 50436
(641) 797-2697
E-mail: ruble@wctatel.net

Old Threshers ReunionSteam School at Mt.
Pleasant Mt. Pleasant, Iowa April 27-28, 2002

Tuition is $25, which includes materials and two noon
The 2002 school is full, but names will be taken in the event of
Emphasis on class room and hands-on experience. First day consists
of class work with slides, videos and discussions. Second days
consists of hands-on operation. For more information,
Old Threshers Reunion
405 East Threshers Road
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 385-8937

Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine

Pawnee Steam School 2002
Pawnee, Okla.
March 22-24, 2002
Classes begin on Saturday, March 23. On Friday, March 22, a class
reunion will be held. All students, former and current, welcome to

Tuition is $25, textbook included in tuition fee, as are two
noon meals.

Registration deadline: March 15, 2002.
Limited to first 200 students.

Emphasis on steam basics and safety, repair and maintenance,
restoration, boiler riveting and tube rolling. The 2002 school will
feature an added class on steam boiler inspection.

For more information, contact:
Beverly Atteberry
Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Assoc.
P.O. Box 472, Pawnee, OK 74058
(918) 744-5668

E-mail: mail to: beverlyatteberry@aol.com
Web address: www.oklahomathresher.com.

Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical

Rough & Tumble Steam School Kinzers, Pa.
May 4, 2002 and May 11, 2002

Tuition is $25, which includes all materials. Enrollment limited
to Rough and Tumble members only, limited to first 25 applicants.
The 2002 school is full. Emphasis on safety, maintenance, operation
and hands on experience. Class time limited to half of first day,
with remaining time dedicated to practical, hands-on, including
cleaning, inspection, maintenance and operation. For more
information, contact: Butch Biesecker/Instructor
Box 9
Kinzers, PA 17535
(302) 836-2012

Somerset Steam & Gas Engine Association5th
Annual Steam School at Somerset, Va.
April 20-21, 2002
Tuition is $50, which includes all materials and two noon
Instructors are all graduates of Rollag. Three steam engines
(traction, stationary and portable) for hands-on experience will be
on site. Emphasis on basic operation and safety.

Class limited to first 20 students. There is no registration

Upon completion, students are eligible to take the National
Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE)
Hobby Class Boiler test. A NIULPE examiner will be on hand, fee for
the test is $25. The fee is paid to the examiner.

For more information, contact:

William Dove/Instructor
622 Doctors Rd.
Louisa, VA 23093
Curtis Cook/Instructor
E-mail: ccfrick@att.net

Southeast Antique Machinery Society (SEAMS)
3rd Annual Steam School at Denton, N.C.
April 6-7, 2002
Tuition is $60 for Level 1, which includes a certificate, badge,
lunch for two days, books and materials, and a one year membership

Tuition is $25 for Level 2. In this class, which occurs at the
end of the weekend, an examiner from NIULPE administers a Hobby
Class Boiler test. The fee is paid to the examiner. Graduates of
Level 1 are eligible for Level 2.

Emphasis on boiler safety, firing techniques, cleaning and
storage, maintenance and operation.

Limited to 25 students, this year’s classes are already
For more information, contact:
Cheryl Skeen
Steam School Chairperson
(336) 859-5820
E-mail: Skeenfarm@lexcominc.net

Steam Engine Operation
North Franklin, Conn.
April 20-21, 2002

Tuition is $100. Students advised to bring work clothes,
leather-palmed gloves and notebook. There are no materials.
Emphasis on hands-on, practical experience, including inspection,
design, testing, maintenance, and safety. Instructor George King
III is a licensed chief engineer, steam, of reciprocating engines
up to 1000 HP. No registration deadline, limited to first 10
applicants. For more information, contact: George King III 859
Route 32 N. Franklin, CT 06254 (860) 642-7103 E-mail:

University of Rollag
Steam Traction Engineering Course Steamer Hill, Rollag,
June 15-16, 2002
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuition is
$50, textbooks included in tuition fee.
Tuition deadline: April 15, 2002.
Enrollment is limited to 70 students. There are no course
requirements or age limits, with the exception of individuals
wishing to acquire a Minnesota Steam Traction License, who must be
18 or older.

Emphasis on class room instruction and hands-on training. Over
12 steam traction engines, two to three miniatures, three to four
stationary and a full size rail road locomotive will be available
for student operation and training.

The course fulfills 16 of 25 hours required for a Minnesota
Traction Engineers exam, also known as the ‘hobby’

For more information, contact:
Tom Hall/Registrar
Box 999
Moorhead, MN 56561
(218) 233-1771

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